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Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities. The hallmark of the university is the breadth of excellence across its 19 schools and colleges and the exceptional degree of interdisciplinary cooperation among them.

With more than a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, and 100 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top ten in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, U-M is a global leader in science and technology; health, law and public policy; the arts and humanities; and a wide range of other academic disciplines.

More than 61,000 students on three University of Michigan campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) come from every state and 129 countries. And with more than 540,000 living degree holders, U-M has one of the nation’s largest alumni bodies.

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The scene of the latest – but likely not the last – U.S. school shooting. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up

A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
4.5 million-year-old cranium of the fossil elephant Loxodonta adaurora, from Ileret, Kenya, in right lateral and front views. Figure courtesy of Carol Abraczinskas, University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

A fossil cranium from Kenya tells the story of an extinct elephant species

The anatomy of the teeth in the cranium and its bones show that it belongs to an extinct cousin of the living African savanna and forest elephants.
Tiny changes, like a butterfly’s wing flapping, can be amplified downstream in a chaotic system. Catherine Falls Commercial/Moment via Getty Images

What is chaos? A complex systems scientist explains

Part of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for work modeling Earth’s climate using its chaotic, complex weather. To scientists, chaos lies in the gray zone between randomness and predictability.
U.S. public school enrollment overall decreased by 3% in the fall of 2020, but kindergarten enrollment dropped 9%. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

4 trends in public school enrollment due to COVID-19

Fewer students enrolled in public school and more were home-schooled during the 2020-21 school year. Researchers analyzed records in Michigan to understand what drove parents to make these decisions.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir via Getty Images

Diabetes targets would cost more but the impact would be worth it: here’s how

Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
Manger plus de fruits, de légumes et de noix peut avoir une véritable incidence sur la santé d’une personne, mais aussi sur celle de la planète. Shutterstock

Nos choix alimentaires peuvent ajouter ou retrancher des minutes, des heures, des années de vie

Une nouvelle étude chiffre les avantages – ou impacts – de chaque aliment pour la santé et l’environnement et montre comment de petits changements peuvent faire une différence significative.
Cancer and organ transplant patients, people with untreated HIV and people with other immunodeficiencies are at high risk of severe COVID-19 infection. burakkarademir/E+ via Getty Images

Immunocompromised people make up nearly half of COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations – an extra vaccine dose may help

People with weakened immune systems are at a high risk of severe and prolonged COVID-19 infections. An extra vaccine dose can bolster protection.
Eating more fruits, vegetables and nuts can make a meaningful impact on a person’s health – and the planet’s too. kerdkanno/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Individual dietary choices can add – or take away – minutes, hours and years of life

A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
Food delivery couriers congregate in Turin, Italy. (Shutterstock)

6 challenges of being a gig worker during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in July 2021, announced on Aug. 10, 2021, that he would resign amid a sexual harassment scandal. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Complicity and silence around sexual harassment are common – Cuomo and his protectors were a textbook example

Four scholars who study the role witnesses play in helping and protecting harassers say the role played by many in Cuomo’s office fit a pattern of silence, complicity and intimidation.

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